Tata Docomo Launches Unlimited WhatsApp Packs for Rs.15 and Rs.30

Tata Docomo, today announced the launch of y dedicated WhatsApp data packs for its GSM prepaid customers across all circles for Rs.15 and Rs.30.

Tata Docomo Unlimited WhatsApp

Tata Docomo is 2nd mobile service provider in India to offer Unlimited WhatsApp Packs, In  October last year Reliance Communication launched “WhatsApp Plan” with Unlimited data usage at Rs.16 for its GSM prepaid customers first time in India.

These data packs will enable Tata Docomo prepaid GSM customers to enjoy the hugely popular WhatsApp with specially customize Data plans and with unlimited use without any data charges.

Tata Docomo prepaid Customers simply have to dial *123# from their Tata Docomo mobile to subscribe to these packs.The WhatsApp packs offer FREE Unlimited use with a Bi – Monthly pack priced at Rs. 15 valid for 15 days and a Monthly Pack priced at Rs. 30 valid for 30 days

Tata Docomo conducted an independent research to get a pulse of what are the customer data usage needs and trends. And what came out as a strikingly revelation was, that Tata Docomo prepaid users need customized data offerings and pay only for the apps and chat applications that is consumed. As recent as last week Tata Docomo also launched Social Networking Combo packs.

Both these initiatives were the direct outcome of research findings that indicated that prepaid customers are very price sensitive and therefore they would like to pay for what they use.

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  • Yogesh April 17, 2014 10:22 am, 10:22 AM

    For NOKIA mobile handset : to recieve internet settings for tata docomo : sms ‘ INTERNET ‘ n send it to 52270. N you lost main balance because these social network packs are for text chat only : no audio , video , image sharing , so be aware. Better use rate cutter : 6rs/30 days n browse @ 2p/100KB : for nokia phones this is good plan , as no background activities for java ,s60 o.s.

    Reply
  • rani April 16, 2014 3:34 pm, 3:34 PM

    Can u plz tell me the internet setting of nokia mobile ? i can not use the my 15 days plan because of network setting..i lao lose my maion a/c bal aslo…

    Reply
  • hiteshwari April 16, 2014 10:42 am, 10:42 AM

    I Have tried 15 DAYS uNLIMITED WHATSAP offer but was not satisfied with your service as it gives me only 20MB free for 15 days not unlimited ..hws dat possible ..unhappy with your service provided

    Reply
  • Pratik April 13, 2014 11:27 am, 11:27 AM

    Can anyone tell me what is the INTERNET settings for Karbonn A1+ Handset..

    Reply
    • Yogesh April 13, 2014 11:56 am, 11:56 AM

      @Pratik: Manual Internet Setting For Tata DOCOMO:
      1.Menu
      2.Settings
      3.Wireless Control
      4.Network Control / Mobile Network
      5.Access point names.
      6.Add New APN Name: TATADOCOMOINTERNET
      7.Apn: TATA.DOCOMO.INTERNET
      8.Proxy: Blank
      9.Port: 0
      10.User name: Blank
      11.Password: Blank
      12.Server::Blank
      13.MMSC: Blank
      14.MMS Proxy: Blank
      15.MMS Port:
      16.MCC: Leave as it is
      17.MMC: Leave as it is
      18.Apn Type: Blank Save

      Reply
  • Yogesh April 12, 2014 2:52 pm, 2:52 PM

    TATA DOCOMO GSM : MAHARASHTRA CIRCLE : Has launched new unlimited whatsapp PREPAY INTERNET pack : 2G : 136rs/180days. N this can be done only from retailer : EVD only recharge.

    Reply
  • Ashwin singh April 9, 2014 7:59 pm, 7:59 PM

    Ohh nice trick bro, Thanks to share. It is working on my tata docomo i am in Mumbai

    Reply
  • dinesh March 29, 2014 7:16 pm, 7:16 PM

    waste it doesnot work they cut money from your main bal thenalso it doesnot work waste plan

    Reply
  • gourav March 29, 2014 8:13 am, 8:13 AM

    fuddu docomo ,unlimited whatsapp pack me 30rs me sirf 50MB

    Reply
  • Mohamed March 18, 2014 5:01 pm, 5:01 PM

    Is this pack available for the kerala user also ???

    Plz help me out.

    Reply
  • utkarsh pandey March 11, 2014 10:09 am, 10:09 AM

    They say unlimited but they gave only 17 mb… My friend sended ome a song i downloaded it and lost my money… I know whatsapp will cost less data for chatting but 17mb? R u people crazy? Give atlest 150 mb for 15 days…

    Reply
  • rohit March 10, 2014 6:27 pm, 6:27 PM

    To be able to use free whatsapp. Ur regular net pack has to be enabled. P

    Reply
  • Abhijit March 10, 2014 11:30 am, 11:30 AM

    Tata docomo the worst internet service ever.

    Reply
  • Sunil Jain March 3, 2014 5:02 pm, 5:02 PM

    I AM UNABLE TO USE WHATSAPP FREE.
    I AM BEING CHARGED…. EVEN CUSTOMER CARE ARE NOT RESPONDING

    Reply
  • nandhini March 2, 2014 2:17 pm, 2:17 PM

    Its waste and vry worst…dey r making us to be fool…its full of waste….I tried it ….I lost more than 60rs …idiot network….cheating n/w….

    Reply
  • vivek abhimanyu March 2, 2014 1:29 pm, 1:29 PM

    how does it work in our mobiles.?
    can i use it as by recharging my docomo num nd using my already existing watsapp acount num which is not the docomo num.?

    Reply
  • mayur February 27, 2014 4:00 am, 4:00 AM

    tata docom is make fool to people…i loose my bal…:-(

    Reply
  • m sai teja February 21, 2014 11:09 am, 11:09 AM

    do these plans work on roaming also?

    Reply
  • bk February 14, 2014 2:42 pm, 2:42 PM

    reliance is giving whatsapp free only for non android phones.

    Reply
  • Vikas. February 10, 2014 12:07 am, 12:07 AM

    same cheating as like reliance has done… they deduct balance even after the 16 rs unlimited whts app recharge… bloody shit.both reliance nd tata….

    Reply
  • manjula February 5, 2014 7:16 pm, 7:16 PM

    will this offer b unlimited even if i go roaming??

    Reply
  • munaaf February 5, 2014 4:42 pm, 4:42 PM

    guys plz avoide this pack ,,this is stupide tric ,,i have more bls lose in mobile ,plz don;t trust tata docomo

    Reply
    • santosh February 15, 2014 12:44 pm, 12:44 PM

      ya this is very true friends

      Reply
  • swaroop reddy February 5, 2014 1:50 am, 1:50 AM

    The best worst plan…

    Reply
  • harshil doshi February 2, 2014 2:37 pm, 2:37 PM

    this is false they dont give u unlimited its jst d second day of whatsapp plan n it is showing 3 mb left. They r bloody bastards making us fool rascal tell them to close d company

    Reply
  • Yogesh Sarvade January 30, 2014 6:34 pm, 6:34 PM

    Use APN : TATA.DOCOMO.INTERNET. To use tata gsm gprs settings you will need to make settings manually. And remember this pack is valid for text chat on whatsapp . No video or audio sharing. Be aware of this fact. And if you want to deactivate this pack simply do a normal Recharge for Internet data pack , say rs 8/50 MB/one day . Your this whats app plan will be deactivated then. Hope it will work for you.

    Reply
    • Dipam Bhatt April 8, 2014 2:08 pm, 2:08 PM

      Yogesh Sarvade can u tell me in samsung galaxy young how am i set a setting manually?
      and your whatsapp pack suggestion right it works free chating..thanks for suggest.

      Reply
      • Yogesh April 8, 2014 4:18 pm, 4:18 PM

        @Dipam:
        Manual Settings for TD:
        1.¿Menu
        2.¿Settings
        3.¿Wireless Control
        4.¿Network Control / Mobile Network
        5.¿Access point names.
        6.¿Add New APN Name: TATADOCOMOINTERNET
        7.¿Apn: TATA.DOC
        OMO.INTERNET
        8.¿Proxy: Blank
        9.¿Port: 0
        10.¿User name: Blank
        11.¿Password: Blank
        12.¿Server::Blank
        13.¿MMSC: Blank
        14.¿MMS Proxy: Blank
        15.¿MMS Port:
        16.¿MCC: Leave as it is
        17.¿MMC: Leave as it is
        18.¿Apn Type: Blank Save

        Reply
  • priya January 30, 2014 6:01 pm, 6:01 PM

    I have subscribed for Rs.15 whatsapp pack on docomo but im nt able to connect to internet and its nt evn displayng ny error. i hav changed my internet settings so many tyms bt of no use. Cn u plz suggest me hw to deactivate dis pack ??

    Reply
    • Yogesh Sarvade January 30, 2014 6:35 pm, 6:35 PM

      Use APN : TATA.DOCOMO.INTERNET. To use tata gsm gprs settings you will need to make settings manually. And remember this pack is valid for text chat on whatsapp . No video or audio sharing. Be aware of this fact. And if you want to deactivate this pack simply do a normal Recharge for Internet data pack , say rs 8/50 MB/one day . Your this whats app plan will be deactivated then. Hope it will work for you

      Reply
  • parneet January 30, 2014 2:41 pm, 2:41 PM

    i activated whats app unlimited pack on 15 rupee per 15 days…but unfortunately when i use this pack then i m lossin my balance………….what is the reason?

    Reply
  • Rohit January 10, 2014 3:13 am, 3:13 AM

    this is all bull shit they only giv you 150 Mb for whatsapp therez nothing called unlimited plan!! Tata docomo has bcome the worst service provider with all this crap gimmick!!

    Reply
    • Srikanth January 11, 2014 8:16 am, 8:16 AM

      True, why to charge 15 and 30, when applications are a part of Internet data(chatting applications consume very less data). Tata products are the best but we never expected this cheap trick would come from Tata Products.Net work beggars are not knowing where to squeeze the money from the customer and plays this cheap trick.what is the fun in having GPRS pack and unlimited what app plan.all theses years we were using with data pack and let it be as it was.do not give bull shit news saying “we made a survey and people want to pay only for what they using” where did you made the survey and who participated in that?conduct one more survey in public and decide what customers are looking for but not by peeing in to they usages like spys.

      Reply
  • Jim January 3, 2014 9:11 pm, 9:11 PM

    guys, they have missed out one important info here. You need to have an active GPRS pack to use unlimited whatsapp. When you have both unlimited whatsapp and a GPRS pack and use whatsapp, you will notice that the GPRS balance will not get reduced; it is unlimited in this way.

    Reply
    • bhavna February 26, 2014 7:08 pm, 7:08 PM

      could u plzzz tel me where GPRS settings will be in sony mobile

      Reply
  • jayprakash December 30, 2013 2:09 pm, 2:09 PM

    i try this pack and i lose may whole balance in my account …so i ask about this to cc he rpelied me in whats ap free plan only chating free not downloading of videos and audio file and images……..i confused only chating free ?????? so why not clarified they in advertising

    Reply
    • Anon January 10, 2014 3:40 am, 3:40 AM

      thanks for your comment, now I will not buy this pack.

      Reply
  • Balaji December 27, 2013 9:24 pm, 9:24 PM

    Is the whatsApp pack of Tata Docomo available for CDMA customers ?

    Reply
  • arbind singh December 21, 2013 4:44 pm, 4:44 PM

    It’s good

    Reply
  • shubham pareek December 19, 2013 10:20 am, 10:20 AM

    When i tried it said not applicable to your circle

    Reply
  • Pranjal December 16, 2013 9:52 pm, 9:52 PM

    I am from rajasthan circle. When i tried it said not applicable to your circle help me

    Reply
  • Dhananjay pratap singh December 16, 2013 8:50 pm, 8:50 PM

    That’s very good. . . . .

    Reply
  • Vikas December 14, 2013 12:34 pm, 12:34 PM

    Hey friend, downlod unlimited
    Under pack

    Reply
  • Nitin December 11, 2013 12:00 am, 12:00 AM

    We want whatsapp plus FB messenger recharge for unlimited

    Reply
  • Kundan December 7, 2013 1:58 pm, 1:58 PM

    Hi guys…
    Is there any information, if tata docomo is providing separate APN for this pack? I have already tried RCom for whatsapp pack, but it seems they are making customer fool only, because every time i connected with whatsapp my main balance got deducted.

    Reply
    • dipesh December 30, 2013 1:41 pm, 1:41 PM

      same happend with me when i activate the whatsapp pack in reliance

      Reply
    • Anon January 10, 2014 3:41 am, 3:41 AM

      Yes both Reliance and Docomo are cheating customers.

      Reply
  • shashi December 5, 2013 5:43 pm, 5:43 PM

    Guys how to deactivate this pack plz can anyone tell me

    Reply
    • surender December 6, 2013 12:22 pm, 12:22 PM

      call at 123…………

      Reply
  • surender December 5, 2013 3:20 pm, 3:20 PM

    Great artical!!!!
    This is really a good news for Tata Docomo’s GSM customer. Now they can enjoy at WhatsApp with unlimited pack Rs 15 and 30 respectively fir 15 0r 30 days.

    Thanks

    Reply
  • SS December 5, 2013 12:01 pm, 12:01 PM

    Maybe, you could do me a favour to come to up east and see how crap bsnl network is.

    I have already wasted my money on that shit with zero satisfaction and almost all of my data got wasted.

    Reply
    • Vineet December 5, 2013 1:04 pm, 1:04 PM

      Same here.total waste.

      Reply
  • Saurabh December 5, 2013 9:01 am, 9:01 AM

    It has been 14 months since 40 mins disconnection problem started in TD and company has failed to redress it as they done it intentionally. Tata has been losing customers since then. The subscriber base which use to be over 80m is now hovering around 65m. Tata as a group is not interested in customer services anymore and emphasizing more on enterprise solutions. This company seriously need a visionary to run telecom business otherwise its better to shutdown or merge in coming days which I think Tata is also looking at. Whether it will be Tata+Aircel or Tata+MTS or even Tata+Aircel+MTS, only time will tell. :)

    Btw I wrongly recharged my TD number with tariff rate cutter few days back. It was actually a talktime recharge in which extra talktime was being offered by company as the SMS I received told so. But after recharging I got sms of tariff reduction which actually increased for 28 days. Before that I was on 1p/s All India tariff since Oct, 2009 and never used any rate cutter for calls knowing that my base tariff would change to 1.2p/s oreven 2p/s. So till 28 days my All India tariff became 1.5p/s (we can not call it tariff reduction but that was with the pack). But after its expiry my base rate is back to 1p/s which surprised me as base rate would have changed. But its good that it became normal 1p/s after 28 days… :D

    Reply
    • Adil December 5, 2013 3:29 pm, 3:29 PM

      Seriously have TD stop changing the base rate of customer if we apply rate cuter?
      You know friend due to the same fear I have never recharged my no. with any rate cuter.
      I only rechange with stv 249…

      but if they really stop changing base rate then I may go for rate cuter.

      Reply
      • Adil December 5, 2013 4:46 pm, 4:46 PM

        Friend I’m on docomo network since 2009 and my 1st 2 and of day are charged and the rest 98 SMS goes free
        So my question is that if I recharge with any SMS pack then will the benefit lapse ?

        Reply
        • Saurabh December 5, 2013 7:10 pm, 7:10 PM

          @Adil, I’ve already mentioned that my 1p/s base rate come back after expiration of that unintended pack i.e 28 days. After that recharge I talked to CC and they told that it will be 1.2p/s after 28 days but I’m being charged 1p/s for all Local+STD Mobile/Landline. But it was only Tata to Tata pack which was wrongly implemented on my number. I think if we recharge with any pack that reduces local/std calls then it will be 1.2p/s.

          As far as SMS is concerned, I can’t say much about it. I also have the same 60p first two sms and then 98 sms free on my number but have used it only 1 day in 4 years. Havn’t used any SMS pack until now. lol

          Reply
  • Jagannath December 4, 2013 11:46 pm, 11:46 PM

    Cannot be used on an Android phone until n unless it is Rooted and has a firewall installed which permits only whatsapp in mobile data mode.

    Hope this is not like the Reliance scheme, where you need an existing regular data pack active on your number for the whatsapp pack to work. (Got this response on complaining to pgportal for false balance deduction)

    Reply
  • Kapil December 4, 2013 6:40 pm, 6:40 PM

    No use for android users!!!
    Whenever u start or enable ur data, other apps automatically uses the data..

    Reply
    • Jagannath December 4, 2013 11:50 pm, 11:50 PM

      Root your phone. (Do a Google search for the rooting procedure)
      Install any firewall app like droidwall, af firewall, avast firewall. (See play store for a list of apps)
      Disallow all applications except whatsapp in mobile data mode using the firewall settings.

      The pack will now work on ur Android phone :)

      Reply
      • vivek December 5, 2013 7:01 am, 7:01 AM

        After rooting and firewall also this may not work….. Because android system always uses some data and there is no firewall to stop it, i am saying this because i have done it

        Reply
        • Jagannath December 5, 2013 2:37 pm, 2:37 PM

          This method has worked for me though.
          There is an option in droidwall to block android system data also :)

          Reply
          • vivek December 5, 2013 5:49 pm, 5:49 PM

            Yeah… but it still shows data usage by android system…. I have used Android firewall with only Whatsapp allow…. Still andoid system used some data.. SO I guess there is No option

            Reply
            • Rakesh December 9, 2013 7:47 pm, 7:47 PM

              i have firewall installed on my phone. its called droid wall it works well. but then again why wud anyone take so much pain to use this shitty 15 rs plan? i stopped using TD internet long back. it keeps disconnecting and slow as hell. 3g speeds are below 512kbps. sucks

              Reply
              • Jaganath December 15, 2013 2:41 am, 2:41 AM

                same here buddy… Even I use droidwall and it works great :)

  • Rahul December 4, 2013 4:59 pm, 4:59 PM

    Reliance cheated last year.
    Tata will do it this year.

    All false commitment.
    They will give chat free and charge heavy on background sync and whatsapp image/video download.

    Reply
    • Rudra December 4, 2013 11:36 pm, 11:36 PM

      I got the same problem with Reliance… as they have deducted heavy usage price from my prepaid just for using data transfer from whatsapp… these cheaters tell it as unlimited data… were customers think everything is unlimited,, but y this is not been mentioned anywere that data sync and image transfer will cost u….
      These bastards should be hanged,, Especially reliance,, every plan is very good,, but servicess are worst like hell,,, my balance got deducted on my prepaid in 4 days : 700 rupees approx,, i could have used 3g pack in that amt with much more download speed…

      Reply
      • Xyz December 5, 2013 2:15 pm, 2:15 PM

        @Rudra
        Do you keep 700 rs as core balance then any company will try to cheat.

        Reply
    • Najeeb December 5, 2013 11:49 am, 11:49 AM

      Another thing is that every time you switch on the mobile data to connect whatsapp, 10 paise gets deducted from your main account. (information from Reliance customer care)

      Reply
  • Mane, Rajasthan December 4, 2013 4:50 pm, 4:50 PM

    Airtel cut 3g tariff upto 40 percent. Now offers 1gb 3g data equal to reliance at just 156pm in Rajasthan.

    Reply
    • Aman December 4, 2013 5:33 pm, 5:33 PM

      Still getting 1gb 3g @250 on airtel rajasthn… :(

      Reply
    • SS December 5, 2013 12:56 am, 12:56 AM

      Its 157 for 1 gb in delhi/ncr circle. Hoping the same for ran india too. :-)

      Reply
      • Achu December 5, 2013 10:00 am, 10:00 AM

        I am using BSNL ,its only 139 per GB in prepaid.. Why dont u try that

        Reply
      • Manish Adhikari December 5, 2013 10:29 am, 10:29 AM

        Its Rs. 157/- (1GB 3G) is only for selected customers in Delhi- NCR region. There is no such plan mentioned on their website and also local vendors don’t aware about this plan too.
        However it is strongly advised to check best offer for you before recharging on Airtel website or by dialing 12131 or *121# from your Airtel prepaid connection.

        Reply
        • SS December 5, 2013 11:58 am, 11:58 AM

          They call it a special offer but the reality is that i am getting this offer since months and there is no recharge restrictions and almost all friends and relatives are getting this offer.

          Reply
    • Saurabh December 5, 2013 12:26 pm, 12:26 PM

      Its Rs. 127 for 1GB 3G on Airtel Haryana and whosoever still getting 3G signal from Idea or able to latch on it can recharge with this amount even if there is no sms being sent by company to your number. So Rs. 127 recharge is valid for all 3G customers in Haryana and no limit as my friend has used it 4 times until now. Some used twice or thrice.

      Also Rs. 247 recharge with Rs.150 Main Talktime (Lifetime Valid) and 1GB 3G is there for almost all 3G customers. So effectively it is Rs.97 only for 1GB 3G for 30 days. One can also go to, https://pay.airtel.com/online-payments/prepaidResponse.do and click on special offer after entering your number and Rs.247 pack will be shown there if valid for number if you are a old 3G customer. You can normally recharge from retailer also. But do check at *121*1# before recharging or the website given herein.

      For 2G only customers i.e who hadn’t activated 3G till May 9, 2013, special offer is Rs.49-500MB-30 Days which used to be 1GB till Nov 7. But still good as it will be 1000MB for Rs.98 if recharged twice.

      Reply
  • Princessy December 4, 2013 4:05 pm, 4:05 PM

    And oh yes of course, if this new Access Point suffers from the same lame problem of INTERNETHVC and the other one, then it is a complete waste of time and money.

    Docomo internet NEVER CONNECTS. Takes a dozen tries and more to connect.

    Reply
  • Yogesh Sarvade December 4, 2013 4:04 pm, 4:04 PM

    whatsup widely use on android. n due to sync other app will require data.so no use for android users.
    tata comm reduced regular 2g data use: now 100mb/rs15; 200mb/rs21; 250mb/rs32 . previously it was 150, 300, 300 mb respectively.
    also 1GB now @126rs/30 days.a year back it was1GB/48rs/30days.
    it seems as if tata making a free way to avoid by hiking terriff n providing below par service.
    I m using tata no since 2010. n as they ve done servay then why still 20 min auto disconnection? n several attempts to reconnect?

    Reply
    • tech-savvy December 4, 2013 4:44 pm, 4:44 PM

      You are absolutely right regarding the disconnection problem… Is a big pain… N I have seen people porting out of Tata services coz of this issue…

      Reply
  • Princessy December 4, 2013 4:04 pm, 4:04 PM

    Nice plans… sure to attract subscribers.

    Reply
  • Srikapardhi December 4, 2013 3:59 pm, 3:59 PM

    Prepaid GPRS users are also Quality sensitive. I wonder if their research failed to reveal such a simple logic.

    Reply
  • Ramam December 4, 2013 3:58 pm, 3:58 PM

    Will rest of apps work on this packs means some apps auto access internet will these work if so then my balance will be deducted.

    Reply

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